White-eyed Parakeet

Psittacara leucophthalmus

Order

PSITTACIFORMES

Family

African and New World Parrots (Psittacidae)

Code 4

Code 6

ITIS

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CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The White-eyed Parakeet is a medium sized parakeet that occurs in rainforest, savanna, and edge habitats in much of northern South America and Amazonia south to northern Argentina. In North America, White-eyed Parakeets that have escaped from captivity have established populations in southern Florida, California, and could occur in other states. This species forages for seeds and fruits in the crowns of non-native trees in parks and other urban settings. The White-chinned Parakeet is common in most parts of its large range and has a conservation rating of Least Concern.

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Overview

White-eyed Parakeet: Medium-sized green parakeet with red on bend and underside of wing, and yellow on underside of wing and long, pointed tail. Adults have red flecks on head, juveniles lack red in plumage. Gray-white eye ring and light tan colored bill. Fast, direct flight on pointed wings.

 

Range and Habitat

White-eyed Parakeet: This species is a resident in the savannas and rainforests of South America east of the Andes stretching from Venezuela to northern Argentina. In North America, populations of escaped captive birds have established a resident colony in some urban areas of extreme southern Florida.

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White-eyed Parakeet SONGS AND CALLS

White-eyed Parakeet A1

Harsh calls from a small flock.

White-eyed Parakeet A2

Flight calls from a small flock.

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Voice Text

"Ack! Ack!"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Like most parakeets, after breeding, this species forms flocks that roam over large areas in search of food.
  • They prefer to nest in cavities in palm trees but have also learned to nest in the eaves of roofs.
  • This species is also known as the "White-eyed Conure" and gets its name from its gray-white eye ring.
  • A group of parrots has many collective nouns, including a "company", "pandemonium", "prattle", and "psittacosis" of parrots.

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RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

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This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

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The circle around the eye formed of feathers that are a different color from the rest of the face.
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